The 16th-century chasuble of the Núcleo Museológico de Arte Sacra (Religious Art Museum Unit)

In August 2020, a set of objects that had been in the custody of the Diocese of Beja for some years and belonged to the Vestry Board of the Parish Church of the Parish of Mértola was deposited at the Museum of Mértola. The 2 custodies from the 17th century and an ex-voto to the Lord of Calvary from the 19th century were immediately integrated into the exhibition of Núcleo Museológico de Arte Sacra. This set included a chasuble, which was kept in reserve because it needed a specific exhibition stand with adequate conditions for its conservation. The chasuble is now included in the permanent Sacred Art exhibition, in the main part of the Church of Misericórdia, in a specially-built display case, which meets all the conservation and security requirements, but also gives this piece the emphasis it deserves. Ler mais The 16th-century chasuble of the Núcleo Museológico de Arte Sacra (Religious Art Museum Unit)

‘Sustentar’ Exhibition, Ci.CLO Platform – Mértola Castle Exhibition Gallery

On 30 July, the ‘Sustentar’ Exhibition opened at the Mértola Castle Exhibition Gallery and at the Casa das Artes Mário Elias. This is a group exhibition by artists Elisa Azevedo, Evgenia Emets, Margarida Reis Pereira, Maria Oliveira, Nuno Barroso and Sam Mountford, curated by Krysztof Candrowicz, Pablo Berástegui and Virgílio Ferreira, organised and produced by Ci.CLO. Ler mais ‘Sustentar’ Exhibition, Ci.CLO Platform – Mértola Castle Exhibition Gallery

Cláudio Torres – National ‘Memory and Identity’ Award 2020/2021

On 22 July 2021, Doctor Cláudio Torres, Director of the Archaeological Site of Mértola and the Mértola Museum received the National ‘Memory and Identity’ Award, awarded by the Portuguese Association of Municipalities with Historic Centres, at the official ceremony marking the National Day of Historic Centres, in Tavira. Ler mais Cláudio Torres – National ‘Memory and Identity’ Award 2020/2021

‘Consequências na Matéria’ (‘Consequences in Matter’) exhibition by Sofia Beça

Sofia Beça, ceramic sculptor, is exhibiting her work in Mértola for the first time. Her work, although rooted in sculpture and ceramics, assumes itself as multiform and calls upon the visual arts in a comprehensive manner, breaking the boundaries of the discipline. Ler mais ‘Consequências na Matéria’ (‘Consequences in Matter’) exhibition by Sofia Beça

Mértola Museum's Activities for the International Museum Day

The International Museum Day, celebrated annually on 18 May, was created in 1977 by ICOM – the International Council of Museums, with the aim of encouraging society to reflect on the role of museums in societal development. Taking into account the social mission of museums and the new reality associated with the current pandemic, ICOM presents the theme for 2021: ‘The future of museums: recovering and reimagining’. Ler mais Mértola Museum's Activities for the International Museum Day

Mértola Museum units opening hours between 2 May and 30 June 2021

Little by little, and in total safety, we are returning to normality. From 2 May until 30 June, the Mértola Museums units are open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:15 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:15 pm, and on Sundays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (closed on Monday and Sunday afternoon). Ler mais Mértola Museum units opening hours between 2 May and 30 June 2021

Webinar – ‘Mértola Museum: contribution to literacy and cultural mediation’

As part of the ‘Remember Serrão Martins’ initiative, which takes place between 16 and 29 March, this year in a format suited to the pandemic situation we are experiencing, on 26 March, at 03:00 pm, we will hold the Webinar ‘Mértola Museum: contribution to literacy and cultural mediation.’
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